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24 Bishop Street, Derry BT48 6PP Northern Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 15 in Derry
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The exquisite Grade B1 listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is perfectly positioned within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. Built in 1899, Bishop’s Gate Hotel blends stunning Edwardian architecture, stylish appointments and luxurious facilities which have been sensitively restored to pay homage to the rich heritage of the building, whilst exceeding the contemporary needs and desires of its guests. In its reincarnation no detail has been left to chance; this iconic landmark is an intimate urban oasis featuring luxurious guestrooms, including 2 suites, an adjacent 2 bedroom apartment, a residents lounge, fitness area, restaurant, champagne and cocktail bar and a 120 person capacity ballroom. At the heart of the hotel, “The Wig and Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant” offers casual, high end dining all day and provides the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cocktail or glass of Champagne, complemented by live entertainment on select evenings.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Rociromi wrote a review 26 Jun
Wirral,uk32 contributions37 helpful votes
Exceptional staff, a warm Derry welcome, comfortable contemporary rooms and a fine dining experience, this hotel deserves it top rating. We knew the food must be good when another great restaurant told us to have dinner at the hotel. One of the dishes was pasta carbonara with cauliflower. It was delicious!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking is lively here but the hotel offers valet parking for a decent cost
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Justkeepongoing wrote a review 26 Jun
Newtownards, United Kingdom23 contributions9 helpful votes
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My husband & I booked one night in the Bishop’s Gate Hotel bed & breakfast with an evening meal. We stayed last night & it was excellent. Room was spotless and attractive. Staff were so helpful & friendly. Food was superb as was the musical entertainment in the bar. We availed of the valet parking as the public car park across the road was full. One tiny negative point- I ordered hake as my main course and the portion was smaller than I would have expected. It was meant to come with sweet potato wrapped in bacon, however they had run out of that & I got tenderstem broccoli instead. I feel I should have been informed of that incase I wanted to change my mind. That said, everything was cooked beautifully so I’m being a bit picky! I highly recommend this hotel for a little bit of luxury & I definitely would book again. It’s central but quiet.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Claire21s wrote a review 26 Jun
Belfast, United Kingdom38 contributions35 helpful votes
Bishop’s Gate is always my first choice hotel in Derry, its a step up in quality and luxury compared to the others. Location is perfect, close to everything of interest and carpark across the road which is so cheap compared to Belfast prices. Had the pleasure of staying in the 9 London Street apartment this time and I loved it! Luxurious furnishings and nice little extras like coffee machine, fridge and Rituals toiletries. Bathroom was lovely with Bath plus separate walk-in shower, also air-con and temp control in the room. The only downside was I couldn’t stay longer. We also had dinner in the hotel and it was excellent, really enjoyed the ambiance of the Wig and the live music was great! Staff throughout the hotel were very friendly and attentive as always.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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CarolineWR wrote a review 24 Jun
U.K.194 contributions107 helpful votes
Friendly, super-helpful staff (particularly Robyn on reception) whisked our car off to park for us and found us a restaurant for the evening. Beautiful, classy hotel with gentleman's club style public rooms. Bang slap in the middle of the medieval city walls so great if you are a tourist. Stayed in Deluxe King room 403 which was a huge room with 2 windows overlooking the street (but quiet at night), a large window seat & a cosy sofa. Our gorgeous bathroom with an excellent proper walk-in shower offered high end toiletries. Nice touches such as complimentary choccies. Pricey at €169 but value for money bearing in mind the quality, level of service and location. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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william a wrote a review 17 Jun
drumahoe northern ireland16 contributions12 helpful votes
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We held our Wedding reception in the Bishops Gate Hotel on the 28th May and from the moment we booked it until we checked out the morning after the reception the Hotel couldn't do enough for us our Wedding co-ordinator Claire and her team were brilliant and her attention to detail was second to none, we booked the Wedding package which was great especially with lock down and covid it made everything run so smoothly and efficiently we couldn't fault a single thing our meal at the reception was 5☆ we had vegetarian, gluten free guests and our feedback from all our guests where excellent. We found all of the staff to be very passionate about the Hotel and couldn't do enough for all our guests we had a lot of guests staying overnight and everyone remarked how comfortable the rooms were and had a excellent Breakfast. If anyone is thinking about booking their Wedding or indeed looking to stay in the City then I would definitely recommend the Bishops Gates Hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Lucinda & Charlie, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful review and pictures. It is fantastic to read that you and your guest had such a fab day. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Claire and the entire team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks, JP.
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Ray1947 wrote a review 10 Jun
Portsmouth, United Kingdom14 contributions13 helpful votes
I’ve stayed here several times now when visiting my home town. It’s a really comfortable hotel with great staff. The room we usually stay in is well equipped and in excellent condition. The food is good and the bar is cosy - and well stocked! The location is perfect for visiting the city. I always recommend the hotel to anyone I meet who is going to Derry/Londonderry.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ray1947, We are absolutely delighted to read your very kind comments about our service and facilities here at Bishop's Gate Hotel; it really does make it all worthwhile when a guest enjoyed a visit as much as you did. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, JP
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Audrey Delaney wrote a review 2 Jun
Bangor, United Kingdom2 contributions
We were booked into this hotel for two nights bed breakfast and evening meal. We loved it so much that on the first full day we came back to the hotel and rebooked for August. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the hotel is beautiful with lots of period pieces and renovated sympathetically. The valet parking is worth paying for and means your car is safe and secure. When receptionist found out it was Our first time in Londonderry, she give us maps and tourist information. Our room was 604, a deluxe king size room. It was absolutely lovely. The shower in the bathroom was the best shower I've ever had. Worth coming back for the shower alone lol. We didn't have a great view but then again, we don't go on holiday to stand looking out our window. Our 3 course dinner the first night was beautiful. Good sized portions too. Often in hotels of this calibre, the food is wee tiny portions. The second night we ate in The Wig From the bar menu. It was OK, just bad choices on our own part. When we go back, we will stick with the Gown menu, it suits our tastes better. The hotel is perfectly positioned for access to the walls, tourist attractions and Foyleside shopping centre. This was the best break we have had in a long time and we were very sorry to have to book out. Looking forward to August
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear audreydO9864CQ, Thank you for your kind review. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your recent stay and and visit to the City. Thank you for mentioning the quality of our accommodation, food and our staff, we are very proud of each of them, they work extremely hard to provide the best experience for our guests and it means a great deal that you could see that first hand. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Thanks, JP
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BigDL wrote a review May 2022
Holywood, United Kingdom19 contributions16 helpful votes
I took a team of colleagues from England to the Bishops Gate last week for a night and for a meeting in the hotel. From arrival to departure, the level of service was quite incredible. Having traveled fairly extensively, I am very used to polite and friendly hotel staff, but often it feels like it is not genuine. The Bishops Gate could not be more different. From arrival to departure, every interaction was positive, welcome and helpful. The team genuinely made us feel welcome and are obviously very proud of their hotel and city. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to help with odd requests. As a result, I've booked to take my wife to the hotel next month.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear BigDL, Thank you for your kind review, It was wonderful to welcome you to Bishop's Gate Hotel. We are absolutely delighted to read your very kind comments about our service and facilities here at Bishop's Gate Hotel; it really does make it all worthwhile when a guest enjoyed a visit as much as you did. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the entire team, they will be delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, JP
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rcampbell2010 wrote a review May 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom200 contributions115 helpful votes
Myself and my partner stayed here for one night in January 2022. This was booked as a surprise for him and it was our first time staying at the Bishop's Gate Hotel. First impressions were great and started from my initial email enquiring about availability. I found the staff both through email, phone and in person when we were in the hotel to be very friendly and helpful. The checkin was fast and efficient and staff were friendly. We stayed in a luxury king room that was well decorated and was quite big. I had requested a room at the front of the property if possible as they include a fireplace which we loved. The staff had also given us a brownie in the room and a happy birthday message which was a nice touch. We had paid for breakfast the next morning and unfortunately this was a massive let down. The quality of the hot food was great but we found the service to be slow and impersonal. Our biggest disappointment was the fact that when we asked if their were any croissants as there were none sitting out, we were handed 2 wrapped croissants. They were the type of croissants that I have had from the Premier Inn before; not fresh, flakey croissants that I would have expected to come from a 5 star hotel. Furthermore, the jam and butter came in the cheap plastic packets that you would not expect from a 5 star hotel. This was a massive let down for me and it is unfortunate that because of this I wouldn't stay here again. We did mention this upon check out and were told it was because of Covid however we have stayed in a number of other hotels throughout Covid and whilst we appreciate all businesses within the hospitality sector are trying their best, these other hotels were able to offer fresh croissants individually when requested. Further, they were able to offer jam etc in glass jars which give that feeling of luxury despite them being 3 or 4 star hotels. I was really let down by the breakfast experience and felt that for this to be a 5 star hotel and for the money I paid it definitely could have been much better. Overall, the hotel is lovely and the majority of the staff friendly but the breakfast was a massive let down.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear rcampbell2010, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback from your recent stay. I am glad that you found our accommodation and the team for the most part friendly and helpful, we pride ourselves on our helpful and friendly nature with our guests and it is disappointing that on this occasion some of our team fell short. I'd like to apologise for our breakfast offering on that particular morning, we did opt for pre-packaged products on certain items to reduce risk to our guests, you will be pleased to hear that we have returned to our pre-covid Continental Breakfast offering. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Thanks, JP
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John K wrote a review May 2022
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania70 contributions14 helpful votes
From checkin to checkout this hotel was top notch. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. Its location within the walls makes visits to the walls, the Peace Bridge, and Free Derry very walkable (I did). One of my favorites.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear John K, Thank you for your kind review. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your recent stay and and visit to the City. Thank you for mentioning the quality of our accommodation, and staff, we are very proud of each of them, they work extremely hard to provide the best experience for our guests and it means a great deal that you could see that first hand. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Thanks, JP
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US$170 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomNorthern IrelandCounty LondonderryDerry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop's Gate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include City Walls (0.2 km), Museum of Free Derry (0.3 km), and The Bogside Artists (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mekong, Cedar, and Shipquay Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Bishop's Gate Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Derry.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bishop's Gate Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Bishop's Gate Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Grianan Of Aileach (7.4 km), Shipquay Gate (0.2 km), and The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall (0.05 km).
Is Bishop's Gate Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.